Let the title of this blog sink in for a moment. Have you ever stopped to think about the unfairness of equality? I have. I have stretched my mind attempting to see what value equality brings to the table and I cannot see it. Why on earth are so many people enthralled with equality? An interesting question, but that is the subject for another day. Today I want to focus on just how unfair equality really is. Buckle up. What is coming next will irritate, annoy and upset some people.
The best way to illustrate just how unfair equality is is to use examples people can relate to. You have probably been through some type of formal education in your life so I shall use that setting as an example. Let's say that you are in college and your final exams are upon you. You have one huge math test in college algebra coming up. Math has never been your strong suit, so you carve out extra time all week to study. You sacrifice by not partying the weekend before; you stay in and devote yourself to running problems and practicing for the exam. The day of the test finally dawns, and you feel prepared. You sit down to take the exam and unlike other times when the material looked like a foreign language, you actually understand what is happening and solve every problem. You know walking out that you aced it. No doubt. The only question is whether you got 100% or 100%. Your assumption turns out to be true, you aced it, 100%. You are awarded an A for the exam which gave you an A for the class overall. You are ecstatic. Until you learn the bad news. The class slacker (lets call him Bob) has also earned an A for the class. You think something must be amiss because you know he never studied. You also know he isn't a natural math whiz. How did he get an A? You think to yourself, "He must have cheated on his tests." Turns out, Bob didn't cheat. He failed every exam. Your professor simply awarded Bob an A so that Bob's fragile psyche wouldn't be damaged. "Think about how much his mind would be damaged if I told him he failed?" The professor says. "But he did fail." You reply. "He didn't study. He never turned in homework. He didn't DO anything! While I stayed in all weekend studying he was partying and living it up. Why should he get the same grade as me?" "Because we're all equal here." The professor replies.
That is why equality is unfair. Bob does not deserve that A and he knows it. You know it. Anyone with a brain who was in that hypothetical class would know it. Yet Bob is awarded the A all in the name of equality. How would you feel if you were the student who studied and busted their butt for the A? How highly would you be motivated to study hard in the future? What is the point in studying hard? If you can party like Bob and still get an A, why study hard? If I am asking this question, you know it hasn't escaped the minds of real students in real schools all over the country. They look around and they realize how unfair equality is. They may not be able to articulate the point succinctly, but they realize it sure as night follows day. They can tell who the slackers are and when they see very little, if any difference to how those kids are rewarded compared to them, it kills their ambition. It kills their drive. Equality is unfair because it sabotages the will to compete. It crushes ambition and kills creativity.
If equality is unfair that means that the opposite of equality, inequality, is actually fair. Think about that: inequality is fair. Stay with me here. Equality is unfair because no two human beings are equal. Every person brings slightly different talents, levels of effort, attitudes, skills, and competencies to a situation. If all those things are always different, how on earth are we ever supposed to be equal? Why would you want to be equal in the first place?
Example: Should we have forced Michael Jordan to play basketball at a lower level than he was capable of just so that other players could be equal to him? How exciting would the National Basketball Association games be if every player was equal? Would you even watch anymore? How about sports in general? People win and lose in professional sports. Why not make them equal and take away the scoreboards? Would you watch football if the yard lines weren't marked? If there was no score? Heck, we can't even say one endzone belongs to this team and the other endzone belongs to that team because then they aren't equal. So both endzones belong to both teams at the exact same time. Would you watch football anymore? I wouldn't.
How fair is equality to someone like Michael Jordan if we make him play at a low level just so others less skilled can compete with him? It's not Michael's fault he is better than everyone else. God blessed him with a gift AND he worked his ass off to get that good. He drove himself to be great. Why is that a bad thing? In the Utopian world of equality, there would be a magic machine that could suck the talent out of Michael so that it could be redistributed to other players to "level the playing field." Sound fun?
Imagine it's you who has the Michael Jordan like skill and talent. You are a super genius at your profession or craft. I show up with my Talent Draining Machine to take some of your talent and give it to Bob (the student who didn't study). You had to study and work hard for your skill at math, but I'm going to suck it from you and place it in Bob's mind without him having to work for it at all. You okay with that? You shouldn't be.
Equality is unfair because talent, effort, attitude, gratitude, skill, mindset, drive, ambition, work ethic, memory, creativity, abilities, capacities and potentials are not and will never be equal. Warriors know this. And no one knows better how unfair equality is than the warrior.
In battle, there are winners and losers. Survivors and those who don't survive. True equality would say that if one of your team members dies, you all should die because it isn't fair for that team member to die when no one else dies. Want to sign up for that platoon? If one man/woman on your team loses a finger, then you all must chop your finger off so that person is now equal with all of you. Sound good? The reality is that in battle some die and some don't. There is no equality about that. Sometimes the better trained warriors are the ones who survive. Sometimes the ones who survive are the ones who just got lucky. There's no equality about it. Equality would be unfair.
To be equal, we can't have any differentiating factors. From a military perspective, that would be like making your worst recruits part of a an Elite Special Operations team just so that everyone can be equal. Imagine how you would feel if you survived all of Navy SEAL training and at the end of Hell-week, they bring in 10 new guys who didn't do a damn bit of training and they make them your equals as SEALS. How would you feel? I can tell you this, aside from how they felt, the SEALS who went through the training would utterly refuse to work with those who didn't train. Because they would not compromise their safety or the safety of the other SEALS who trained by working with people who never trained. It would be tremendously dangerous and foolish.
Look to your own communities. Do you want a blind man conducting traffic stops in his police squad car on your local roads? When someone asks "How can this happen? Who stationed the blind man to conduct traffic stops on a busy highway?" The answer will be "Well, we didn't want him to feel unequal so we figured we'd let him drive the car and issue traffic citations." What?! Do you see how ridiculous this notion is? Why we as a nation must cast off this sick and perverted desire to be "equal" to everyone?
Here is an newsflash for you: You are not equal to Michael Jordan in basketball skill. You know why? Because you didn't work as hard at basketball as Michael did. You don't have as much money as Bill Gates because you didn't event a product that revolutionized the world like the computer chip did. You are not equal to them but it is fair. It is fair that you are what and who you are. If you don't like your present situation, change it. The beauty about inequality is that you can change your state of being. In our Utopian society of true equality, you cannot better yourself because to do so would make you unequal to everyone else. This is not tolerated in equal societies.
In summation, equality is unfair and inequality is fair. This is completely counter it seems to what many in this country are clambering for. "We want equality!" No you don't. Do you want the real truth about equality? True equality for all mankind means that you would lose your right to self-actualization and realization. You would forfeit your right to become anything or do anything without the consent of everyone else; lest you become greater than them in some area. You lose all right to personal freedom, choice, and options in an equal world. I thank the good Lord every day that He did not make us equal. That we each have a choice in how to determine the outcome of our lives. I will not trade the risk of self-determination for the "peace and security" of equality. I want freedom. I want choices. I want to be able to better myself and to strive for greatness.
Ultimately, it comes down to what you value more, "Peace and security" or freedom to self-determinate? You choose. And in the very act of choosing, you are casting your vote for inequality. For in a truly equal world, you wouldn't even be able to debate the issue or make any choice of any kind in the first place.